Haunted house employee shot dead by frightened guest who thought gun was fake

A frightened guest who shot a South Carolina haunted house employee on Saturday and later told police he thought the gun was a prop has since been charged in the incident.

The shooting happened in Myrtle Beach. The Myrtle Beach Police Department posted on Facebook Wednesday morning and said one person, Keal Latrell Brown, has been charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor in connection with the shooting.

Brown could face additional charges, but police did not immediately respond to USA TODAY’s requests for comment.

The incident happened at the Outbreak – Dread the Undead attraction at the Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center, a company spokesperson said.

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In the Facebook post, police said they spoke to the victim, witnesses and Brown in addition to reviewing CCTV of the incident.

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